The Yellow Jackets and Tigers have not met since 2005
Thomas Smith extended his hitting streak to six games
Tech rookies Johnson and Wade Bailey drove in all seven runs
The game is live on ESPN3 at 6 p.m.
Rookie Kel Johnson was 4-for-5 and homered in his debut
2014 Baseball Team Photos
2015 (Sophomore): Had his season ended prematurely due to an arm injury ... Received a medical redshirt ... Appeared in four games and made two starts before being shut down in early March ... Was 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA in his 13.1 innings of work ... Made his season debut on Opening Day with a career-long relief stint of three shutout innings in the 17-3 win over St. John's ... Surpassed his then career-long in innings by tossing 4.0 innings with a career-high four strikeouts in his first career start at Georgia Southern on Feb. 17 ... Made his second start of the season at Auburn on Feb. 24 and absorbed a loss ... Pitched 2.1 innings versus Ohio on March 3 in his final appearance of the season ... Wore jersey #30 his first two years.
2014 (Freshman): Joined the Yellow Jackets as a walk-on and emerged as a key contributor to Georgia Tech's bullpen ... Pitched in 13 games and finished the year with a 5.40 ERA ... Seven of his 13 appearances were scoreless outings ... Made his collegiate debut by retiring the ninth in order in Tech's 7-3 win over UNCG on Feb. 21 ... Worked one inning of scoreless relief during Tech's 8-2 win over Bowling Green on March 1 ... Pitched a scoreless ninth to close out Georgia Southern on April 8 ... Recorded a career-high two strikeouts to close out Savannah State on April 9 ... Struck out the side in a 1-2-3 ninth inning on April 12 to close out a 12-4 win over No. 1 Florida State ... Surrendered his first earned run of the year to Georgia on April 15 ... Worked a career-long 2.2 scoreless innings of relief at NC State on April 27, retiring eight of the nine hitters he faced and yielding just one infield single with two strikeouts ... Matched his career-high with a 2.2 scoreless-inning stint against Virginia Tech on May 4.
Before Tech: A two-year letterwinner for head coach Merle Elkins at Harrison High School ... An All-District pitcher in both his junior and senior seasons ... Threw a no-hitter in summer baseball his junior year.
Personal: Full name is Benjamin Joseph Schniederjans ... Born April 18, 1995 in Atlanta, Ga. ... Son of Oliver and Linda Schniederjans .... Has an older brother Ollie, who is a former member of the Tech golf team, and younger brother, Luke, who is a current member of the men's golf team at Tech ... Chose Tech for its baseball program, academics and location ... Majoring in business administration.